Marybeth Haines


Marybeth Haines empowers people to make choices that promote action, personal growth 
and healing. For over 20 years, Marybeth has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience from her training in social services, crisis prevention intervention, and counseling. Her focus on enhancing the quality of life for her clients has always been at the forefront of her work.

As a grief consultant and educator, Marybeth’s specialized focus is providing support in pet bereavement. She holds the strong belief that pets can teach people many things about life and so can the grief associated with their death. The pain of such a loss can be debilitating for many people. However, people can recover and Marybeth’s passion is helping them move beyond loss. Her work focuses on practical and supportive strategies for coping during this difficult time.

After obtaining her diplomas in Educational Resources and Special Needs and Applied Behavior Analysis, Marybeth began her career by providing support to people with physical and developmental disabilities. Soon she discovered those disabilities were indeed ‘abilities’ and her clients in turn taught her many things. It was a beautiful exchange of supporting one another.

Throughout the years, Marybeth has upgraded her education and is trained in the top communication tools of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy™, Hypnotherapy and has worked with people and animals in a variety of settings.

Experiencing grief and loss many times during her life, Marybeth has made it her passion to share with others how to transform grief into healing. She was inspired to write this book after the recent loss of her beloved cat Kitty.   She often refers to her favorite personal quote of “Pets come into our lives to bring us many gifts. It is when we open our eyes fully, that we can then truly see the magic that each gift brings.”


Why can the death of a pet often feel as painful as if it were a family member or friend? How can you grieve and heal from the loss of your beloved animal companion? The Power of Pets empowers people to take the necessary steps to transform grief into healing. Our pets are our family and friends. We feel the loss so strongly because of the emotional connection and unconditional love we receive from them. In this book, you will learn ways to promote personal growth and daily practices to help you become more connected after the loss of your pet.  This translates to not only a more heartfelt experience, but greater understanding, and a more focused approach in healing from pet loss.

  • How to begin your healing journey
  • A step-by-step system to learning the 7 effective tools for healing
  • Our connection to animals and how they play an important role in our lives
  • Why grieving your Pet is normal and natural
  • How to build a compassionate environment that supports you on your journey
  • The 5 stages of grief and how they work in our lives
  • An important and powerful tool that is extremely effective but often forgotten
  • The options available to you for healing and feeling better
  • How to take action and make things happen for healing to take place
  • The many blessings and gifts that we receive from our beloved pets and how we can use them in our healing journey

BOOK DESCRIPTION – From Empty To Empowered
When it comes to healing from pet loss, how do we release the pain from an unexpected loss?  How do we take the steps of healing from grief knowing that deep inside, we are screaming for a reprieve of the myriad of emotions our body and mind are going through?

Experiencing the sudden and unexpected death of your pet, you may feel like you are climbing a mountain and there is no rest or known outcome. The mountain you climb is high and tall.  Each step you take to gather footing to climb one step upwards becomes harder as the mountain appears so expansive in the distance. The momentum and confusion you feel is overwhelming. You move forward towards the peak and with each step you think you’ll feel better because you know you will be at the top soon.  Now look at the last peak on the mountaintop. You see it getting closer with each step and you sense some comfort. As you come closer to your destination, you calm down and breathe deeper.   Your thoughts are more focused and you know there is hope. When you reach the top and find food, water and shelter, your happiness and relief is soothing. You are safe. You prepared yourself and you worked through the hard times and got to the top.

So when we are healing, how do we climb that mountain and pace ourselves so we can get to a level of comfort and sense that we are going to be okay?

When you identify what is happening in the shock of the moment and take positive steps towards regaining perspective, you empower yourself in the healing process.  At the same time you gain perspective on how to take care of your body so that you can make decisions with a clearer mind. Your mind is clearer when you are calm and not in a constant state of panic. You are experiencing the grief of losing your pet and at the same time you are taking care of you so that you can be `present` in every way possible to grieve and to heal.

When you utilize the information contained in this book and put certain steps into action, you can move away from the chaos. When you feel better, you can think more efficiently. When you understand what is going on with your body you can understand yourself and your reactions better. This book will present tools and steps to help you take care of yourself and soothe any grief you may be experiencing.

From Empty to Empowered isn’t just a book to that put on your shelf.  It is a tool that will give you the direction on how to take an active role in your healing journey.  The messages you will receive in this book are not only heartfelt, they are essential so that your heart can heal.


“The Power of Pets – 7 Effective Tools To Heal From Pet Loss is a book that has the ability to change people’s lives in a powerful and positive way. The collaboration of wisdom using practical tools for healing is found within the pages of this book. We have experienced the challenges, missing our beloved pet and the feelings of unhappiness. The tools in this book will empower you with courage to take each step.” – Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian”, Author of 24 books, Featured Correspondent Veterinary Contributor Good Morning America & The Dr. Oz Show

“In this book, Marybeth Haines shares on a subject that is universal worldwide. She provides insightful support with the grieving process along with effective steps towards healing and recovery. The Power of Pets is a book every pet lover should have.” – Tamar Geller, Founder; The Loved Dog™ Life Coach for Dogs and their People NY Times Best Selling Author

“The Power of Pets provides an insight into the intimate relationships that many people experience with animals and provides an opportunity for healing and growth when that relationship ends. As a veterinarian and Faculty Advisor of the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Loss Support Hotline, I have researched and experienced first hand the power of the human – animal bond most specifically with grief and loss. After connecting with Marybeth, I have found her enthusiasm and genuine concern and desire in helping others through their grief inspirational. In this book, she will lead you on a journey in recognizing the gifts pets give to us with compassion and empowerment.” – Dr Michael Meehan BVSc, BSc(hons), PhD, Faculty Advisor for OVC Pet Loss Support Hotline, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph